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Opera as Encounter

Latest news

February 3rd - Siba Fest, Helsinki, Finland

Camerata, Musiikkitalo, Sibelius Academy

Blind spots - creation

To be announced Summer 2022 - 'Blind spots' residence

"Opera as Encounter" is a creative research project led by Océane Deweirder and started with the Royal Academy of Music (London) MMus program and its precious support. It is now in development between UK and France.


Its aim is to explore the dance and opera singing possibilities of encounter when proposed by a same performer.


Welcome into the OaE page (in motion) !


Here, you will find:

- Latest news on the project

- "Opera as Encounter / La Gazette": Interviews with artists working in the opera choreographed & transdisciplinary creative fields

- Upcoming OaE or related performances informations



Even more curious? Do not hesitate being in touch.


©Océane Deweirder - All rights reserved

Interview Evelin Facchini page 1.jpg

OaE - La Gazette #1

Evelin Facchini

about her choreographing work on

Mozart's "Requiem"

along director Romeo Castellucci

performed, danced and sung

by the Ensemble Pygmalion (dir. Raphaël Pichon)

Last summer 2019, in Aix-en Provence Festival, Mozart's requiem was singing and dancing.


How fortunate are we that the 1st Encounter representant of the OaE gazette is the extraordinary artist  Evelin Facchini.

Italian Dancer, Choreographer and Pedagogue currently living in Berlin, she has worked with prestigious artists and more recently with director Romeo Castellucci.

Why a danced "Requiem"? How? 


--> Discover the artist's interview here:

In English

In Italiano


Please click on pictures to discover artist biography

Project 1

Invisible identities

Electra Perivolaris

Electra Perivolaris


Depicting physical and emotional landscapes. Portraying the natural world and human connections to place.

Samantha Gaspe

Samantha Gaspe

Soprano, dance

A multicultural performer with a passion for communicating through music, dance and theatre.

Océane Deweirder

Movement, Stage direction

Masimba Ushe

Masimba Ushe

Bass, dance

Making sure to give my all in creating something for people to enjoy.

Project 2

Microtonal basque Land

James Batty




Using microtonal soundworlds to speak to audiences in new ways.

Lore Amenabar Larrañaga

Lore Amenabar Larrañaga

Quarter tone Accordion

PhD candidate at Royal Academy of Music aiming to push the limits of her instrument.

Océane Deweirder

Océane Deweirder

Mezzo Soprano, dance, choreography

Searching to transform encounters in a theatre.


Helsinki Sibafest 'Blind spots' performance pictures 

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